- v oppose, as in hostility or a competition
You must confront your opponent
The two enemies finally confronted each other
- v deal with (something unpleasant) head on
You must confront your problems
- v present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
We confronted him with the evidence
- v be face to face with
The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume
- The candidates were confronted with a provocative question: Should American citizens turn in someone they know to be an illegal immigrant?.
- After being sworn in as the 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama called on Americans to confront our collective failure to make hard choices.
- The police confronted diplomats seeking to investigate allegations of torture Tuesday, halting their convoy at a roadblock on the edge of the capital.
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- Protesters confront tight security in Belfast G8 rally
By Conor Humphries and Maurice Neill BELFAST (Reuters) - More than 1,000 trade unionists, environmentalists and anti-poverty campaigners confronted heavy security in Belfast on Saturday to voice their anger at G8 leaders who meet in Northern Ireland next week. Stilt-walkers, drummers and protesters in Halloween masks chanted slogans against everything from U.S. foreign policy to local government ...
June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Group for homeless is criticized
Confront the lawbreakersSeattle City Councilmember Nick Licata “warned” colleagues on the City Council that enforcing the law against homeless encampment Nickelsville and its sponsor SHARE/WHEEL might “force a confrontation.” Good, about time. In fact, a confrontation is way
June 14, 2013 - Seattle Times
- EU to confront US on phone records on Friday
The European Commission says officials will confront U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday on whether U.S. services are vetting bulk data of EU citizens and companies through eavesdropping programs, and will insist on the fundamental respect of rights.
June 11, 2013 - Fox News
- Barack Obama in Calgary Herald
Obama said he views his award as "a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
- Gordon Brown in AFP
British prime minister Brown said: "This tragedy reinforces our commitment to confront terrorism. It strengthens our determination never to concede to the demands of terrorists, nor to pay ransoms."
- President Bush in International Herald Tribune
Bush said that "to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government. ...... Such a scenario would result in our troops being forced to stay in Iraq even longer and confront an enemy that is even more lethal."